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Bloxeed
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): System 18, System 16, System C
Genre: Puzzle































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1989 ¥?  ?
Arcade
JP (System 18)
1989 ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1989 $?  ?



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Bloxeed (ブロクシード) is a 1989 arcade puzzle game by Elorg and Sega based on Tetris. It was first released exclusively in Japan on System 18 hardware before Sega ported it to their System C hardware for international release; it was the first System C game to be released. The game wasn't ported to non-arcade systems at the time, but was packaged with Tetris and Flash Point in Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 28: Tetris Collection.

Gameplay

Bloxeed plays like Tetris — pieces of four blocks fall from the top of the well, and making a horizontal row full of blocks clears that row and moves everything above down a row. After some time, one almost full row of blocks will pop up from the bottom. Furthermore, some blocks have numbers or letters on them. These blocks are called "Power Blocks." Clearing the row with the Power Block in it will have some effect, depending on the number/letter shown:

  • F: "Flicky" — drop individual blocks for a limited time
  • S: "Satellite" — shoot at blocks for a limited time, clearing them
  • B: "Bomb" — destroy a chunk of blocks
  • 16: "16 Ton" — destroy three adjacent columns of blocks
  • 4: "4 Lines" — clear four randomly-selected rows regardless of how complete they are

In two-player mode, clearing two or more rows will knock whatever piece is currently falling in your opponent's well out and send most of the blocks of those two rows back at him.

Magazine articles

Main article: Bloxeed/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

System 18 version

System 18, JP

System C version

System C, US
System C, JP

System 16 version

System 18, JP

References


Tetris and Tetris-like games for Sega systems/developed by Sega
Sega: Tetris (1989) | Flash Point (1989) | Bloxeed (1989) | Sega Tetris (1999) | Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 28: Tetris Collection (2006) | Tetris Giant (2010) | Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014)
Third-Party: Blockout (1991) | Tetris Plus (1996) | Tetris S (1996) | Tetris 4D (1998) | The Next Tetris: On-Line Edition (2000) | Tetris Kiwamemichi (2004)
Tetris related media
Music
Tetremix (1989) | Flash Point/Bloxeed (1990) | New Century (2006)